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Subject: [Leica] A new album
From: pdzwig at (Peter Dzwig)
Date: Wed Oct 6 15:07:09 2004
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I knew that there woould be someone on the LUG who knew. I think it may be a 

I didn't get the picture of the front because there was a safety line around 
keeping people away from the drive belts.


Douglas M. Sharp wrote:

> Sorry Peter,
> I've been through my steam library and found nothing. But I've manged to 
> narrow it down a bit.
> Could be a Paxman Portable Engine
> or a Marshall
> or maybe one of these
> The support  of the flywheel axle seems to be the Marshall design.
> There are in fact thousands of references, Google on "portable steam 
> engine" there's enough to keep you busy for a few days.
> Next time please take a shot from the front, the makers name is nearly 
> always on the smoke box door.
> Douglas
> Douglas M. Sharp schrieb:
>> Peter Dzwig schrieb:
>>> To finish up - can anyone tell me exactly what this is please?
>>> SURELY someone on the LUG has the expertise!!!!
>>> All:  IIIf 5cm f1.5 Summarit Kodak T400CN
>>> Your comments are as always welcome. Thanks for taking the time to look.
>>> Peter Dzwig
>> What it is is easy Peter.
>> A stationary steam engine, they were pulled along to where they were 
>> needed by horses, just like hitching a portable generator behind a 
>> Landrover  today. Mainly used for powering threshing machines, balers 
>> or beet-cutters, sometimes in mobile saw-mills too.The expense of 
>> having your own thresher was often defrayed by itinerant threshing 
>> companies with traction engines travelling from farm to farm pulling a 
>> whole a full range of harvesting equipment. Ploughing teams with 2 
>> colossal
>> Fowler ploughing engines, which pulled heavy ploughs on a wire rope 
>> between them across a field (then moving up for the next set of 
>> furrows) were also common in the area I was born.
>> Though it is more than likely that this machine would have been used 
>> on a private farm.
>> It looks to be an english construction, (Ransome, Garrett or Burell?), 
>> and more likely coal-fired than wood or straw. Most of the straw 
>> burners had spark arresters on the funnel.
>> I'll take a look in my reference stuff tomorrow, maybe there's 
>> something in there.
>> cheers
>> Douglas
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